Baroness Burt of Solihull

Liberal Democrat Peer

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Regulation of Lawyer's Fees in No-Win No-Fee Cases

There have been votes in Parliament on if there should be greater regulation on the level of success fees payable under no-win no-fee arrangements for legal representation.

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Baroness Burt of Solihull consistently voted for limits on success fees paid to lawyers in no-win no fee cases

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Major votes

  • On 13 Mar 2013: Baroness Burt of Solihull voted to cap success fees in no-win no-fee cases at 100% of the lawyer's basic fee, and to additionally set a further cap of 25% of damages awarded in personal injury cases. Show vote
  • On 12 Sep 2012: Baroness Burt of Solihull voted to exempt defamation cases from capping of no-win no-fee success fees and provisions to prevent costs awards relating to legal insurance premiums. Show vote
  • On 17 Apr 2012: Baroness Burt of Solihull voted not to allow "no win no fee" success fees and related legal insurance premiums to be included in costs awarded in cases relating to damages for respiratory health impacts due to industrial exposure to harmful substances. Show vote
  • On 17 Apr 2012: Baroness Burt of Solihull voted not to allow "no win no fee" success fees and related legal insurance premiums to be included in costs awarded in cases relating to damages for health impacts due to a breach of an employer's duty to their employee. Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2011: Baroness Burt of Solihull voted in favour of increased regulation no-win no-fee arrangements for charging for legal services including capping success fees. Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2011: Baroness Burt of Solihull voted against exempting defamation cases and privacy cases under the right to respect for private and family life from regulation, including caps, on success fees in no-win no-fee arrangements for charging for legal services. Show vote

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